A Letter from the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Michael S. Beeson, MD,
Thank you for your interest in our Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In 2013, we celebrated 40 years as the oldest community-based EM residency program in the country. We are a three year residency program, affiliated with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Our main teaching hospital, Akron General Medical Center, is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.
We are accredited for 11 PGY1 EM residency positions per year. We provide excellent clinical and academic education. We are accredited as a Level I Trauma Center and Stroke and Chest Pain Centers. Our clinical volume is excellent with more than 100,000 visits spread among our main ED our three freestanding state of the art community EDs.
We prepare you for real world practice by providing a real world education. Although you will receive a very strong community-based emergency medicine clinical education, we are an academic program with significant publications, presentations and chapters. We have faculty who are leaders in Emergency Medicine. We have graduates pursue EM Fellowships every year, including EMS, Toxicology, Sports Medicine, Academic and Ultrasound. We specifically work with each resident individually to help them pursue their career pathway.
Our curriculum takes advantage of assigned weekly chapters in Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Study Guide. We go over these chapters weekly at conference. There is a weekly online quiz just for those chapters. We have weekly individual clinical case scenarios presented to residents for their management by attending staff. As one of our residents, you will have had nearly 50 clinical case scenarios presented to you individually to manage by the time you graduate. We provide protected academic time to EM1 residents for the weekly readings, online testing, online lecture viewing, Simulation Learning Center activities, ultrasound practice, as well as resident wellness activities. We protect three shifts a month for these activities, decreasing them from the usual 21 intern shifts a month generally seen across the country.
Our strongest asset is our teaching faculty. We have worked hard to develop a diverse teaching staff representing EM residencies and medical schools from across the country. Our Chair, Dr. Nick Jouriles, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and past president of national ACEP. As the Program Director, I am a board member of ABEM and a past president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Dr. Carol Cunningham of our clinical faculty is the Ohio State EMS Director. Additionally, we have faculty recognized nationally for teaching, publishing and service to our specialty.
Once again, thank you for your interest in our program. For more information, contact Medical Education at 800.732.2852 or the EM Residency Office at 330.344.6326.
Our Graduate Medical Education catalog should answer many of your questions about training at AGMC and life in the Akron area. Angie South, our Residency Coordinator [Angie.South@AkronGeneral.org] and I are available to assist you as you apply to our program.
Michael S. Beeson, MD, MBA, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University